The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work

ISBN : 9780199736355

Quinetta M. Roberson
504 Pages
187 x 259 mm
Pub date
Feb 2012
Oxford Library of Psychology


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As globalization permeates both consumer and labor markets, organizational workforces in the 21st century are comprised of greater diversity along a number of demographic dimensions. To keep pace with the changing business environment, research has considered what diversity means and its impact on group and organizational functioning. As such, there is a substantial body of research that investigates the concept of diversity, its effects, and the processes that underlie these effects. However, the number of questions regarding the what, why, and when of diversity still remain. In The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work, edited by Quinetta Roberson, scholars across a variety of disciplines including psychology, sociology, management, law, and social work address these questions with the goal of providing a broad and deep understanding of the field. Based on comprehensive reviews of diversity theory and research from different perspectives, the authors highlight gaps in our current understanding of diversity in organizations and offer insightful directions for future research. With each chapter pushing forward evolution in our understanding of the operation of diversity, Roberson invites the reader into a thoughtful and provocative conversation about the study of diversity in the workplace.


Part One. Introduction / Overview
1. Introduction
Quinetta M. Roberson
Part Two. Conceptualization of Diversity
2. Diverse Forms of Difference
Jason R. Lambert and Myrtle P. Bell
3. Understanding Diversity as Culture
Eduardo Salas, Maritza R. Salazar, and Michele J. Gelfand
4. Moving Beyond a Categorical Approach to Diversity: The Role of Demographic Faultlines
Sherry M.B. Thatcher
Part Three. Psychological Perspectives on Diversity
5. Navigating the Self in Diverse Work Contexts
Laura Morgan Roberts and Stephanie J. Creary
6. An Examination of Categorization Processes in Organizations: The Root of Intergroup Bias and a Route to Prejudice Reduction
Melissa Ferguson and Shanette Porter
7. The Social and Psychological Experience of Stigma
Michelle R. Hebl and Eden B. King
8. Ideology: An Invisible Yet Potent Dimension of Diversity
Laurie T. O'Brien and Patricia N. Gilbert
Part Four. Interactionist Perspectives on Diversity
9. Diversity as Knowledge Exchange: The Roles of Information Processing, Expertise, and Status
Katherine W. Phillips, Michelle Duguid, Melissa Thomas-Hunt, and Jayaram Uparna
10. Diversity as Disagreement: The Role of Group Conflict
Karen A. Jehn and Lindred L. Greer
11. Demographic Diversity as Network Connections: Homophily and the Diversity-Performance Debate
Ray Reagans
Part Five. Contextual Perspectives on Diversity
12. Understanding How Context Shapes Team Diversity Outcomes
Aparna Joshi and Hyuntak Roh
13. Diversity Cognition and Climates
Daan van Knippenberg, Astrid C. Homan, and Wendy P. van Ginkel
14. Considering Diversity as a Source of Competitive Advantage in Organizations
Orlando C. Richard and Carliss D. Charles
Part Six. Practice Perspectives on Diversity
15. The Origins and Effects of Corporate Diversity Programs
Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev
16. Diversity Staffing: Inclusive Personnel Recruitment and Selection Practices
Derek R. Avery, Patrick F. McKay, and Sabrina D. Volpone
17. Career Development
Bryan L. Dawson, Kecia M. Thomas, and Matthew J. Goren
18. Leadership in a Diverse Workplace
Donna Chrobot-Mason, Marian N. Ruderman, and Lisa H. Nishii
19. Effective Diversity Training
Loriann Roberson, Carol T. Kulik, and Rae Yunzi Tan
20. Work-Life Interface & Flexibility: Impacts on Women, Men, Families and Employers
Alison M. Konrad
Part Seven. Systems Perspectives on Diversity
21. Socioeconomic Trends: Broadening the Diversity Ecosystem
Michalle Mor Barak and Dnika J. Travis
22. Global Diversity Management
Mustafa Ozbilgin, Karsten Jonsen, Ahu Tatli, Joana Vassilopoulou, and Olca Surgevil
23. Law and Diversity: The Legal-Behavioral Science Divide in: How to Define, Assess, and Counteract Bias
Evan P. Apfelbaum and Samuel R. Sommers
Part Eight. Conclusion/Integration
24. Conclusion: Future Directions for Diversity Theory and Research
Quinetta M. Roberson

About the author: 

Quinetta M. Roberson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Management in the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University.

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